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Renata Holod, Scholar of Islamic Art and Architecture. May 2013


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Renata Holod is College of Women Class of 1963 Term Professor in the Humanities at the History of Art Department, and Curator, Near East Section, of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has carried out archeological and architectural fieldwork in Syria, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, Central Asia, Tunisia, and Ukraine. She was the Convenor of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. She is co-author and co-editor of The Mosque and the Modern World (1997) and An Island through Time: Jerba Studies (2009) and the two-volume The City in the Islamic World (2008). Her most current project is a collaborative study of Chungul Kurgan, a Qipchaq tumulus in the Black Sea steppe.

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